El Estanco

4.5
141 reviews
$40 and under
South American
Welcome to the second iteration of El Estanco.

This space will house the casual café and restaurant offering, where most drinkers and diners will congregate at tables and banquettes.

One room over there will be a small providore-style shop, stocked with coffee, tea, ceramics and a range of other locally produced items.

The menu has always drawn heavily from Julian’s homeland of Colombia, and will continue to do so, with the chef’s second in command being another native Colombian, Verónica Tobón Arango.

“It’s that same concept of, let’s go there, gather, get fed, drink, buy some provisions, have a good time, mingle with people, and go.”

Experiences

  • Little and Local

    A$40.00 per personPrepaid

    May 1, 2021 only

    We are back in our brand new space with our famous Little and Local event! We are gathering our friends, Barossa’s smallest wine producers, for a fun filled afternoon of wine, pizza and good vibes. On Saturday the 1st of May between 4pm and 8pm spend the evening tasting some of the Barossa’s hidden talents. Pizza oven will be roaring so sit down and enjoy a glass of wine, delicious wood fire pizza and South American tunes. Wine Producers • Arno Wine Co • Barossa Wine Cartel • Bruno & George Wines • Edenflo • Geyer Wine Co • Koerner Wines • Ricca Terra • Rollick Wines • Sven Joschke Wines • The Mysterious Mr Black • Vanguardist Wines • White Gate Wine Co • Tickets include wine tasting & a Riedel wine glass to keep.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 141 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanM
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue for a coffee and cake or lunch. Great ambiance inside and out.The food is delicious. The staff are excellent both with their service and friendliness. I'd highly recommend El Estanco to anyone.

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jerrya
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

All good, athough noise level was high which made conversation challenging.

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Sally
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love it at El Estanco. Yummy food, seasonal options and pastries to die for. You have to get in early for the sweets but worth it. Friendly service, local connections that creates a great community feel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very tasty Spanish/Mediterranean type food. Great prawns and seafood which is a bonus in the Barossa. Starters were good to share, but mains too nice to share. 😄
Service efficient but not overly friendly.
Nice reno'd old building with lawns. Off street parking beside. Walking distance to several wineries.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best omelette I've ever had, the whole table were happy. Restaurant smelt like coffee which was amazing!

El Estanco
Responded 6 days ago

Nicole, best omelette is a big call and we will take it!! Smoked cheese, mushrooms, spinach, and truffle, how can you go wrong?!? Thank you so much for your amazing review and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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KristyF
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the whole vibe of this place, food was amazing and coffee great! So much we bought the beans from the shop! We will be back!!

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Anna
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. Best place in the Barossa. Very comfortable with children in tow also.

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LeeM
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

My second time at El Estanco (first for breakfast), and while the options were all enticing, we were underwhelmed with our meals, particularly at $30 each. The coffee was quite weak, and the flies were out having a grand old time. Service was friendly but the food was slow. It's a beautiful spot, but was a bit disappointed this time.

El Estanco
Responded on 13 April 2021

Hola LeeM, Underwhelmed with your meals, price, your coffee and the flies outside is not not good experience. From our run sheet that you were outside, I would have been happy to put you on a table inside if we had known. Our products are locally sourced to the 10th degree, hence the price of our meals, paddock to plate, we try to do justice with our own to the farmers in Barossa Valley with our own twist. We truly hope your next visit is more enjoyable. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager

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Janine
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as was the customer service. Highly recommend!

El Estanco
Responded on 11 April 2021

Hola Janine, Thank you so much!! That is excellent to hear. Have a wonderful Sunday and we hope o see you again soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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DavidC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would not hesitate to recommend this for a great lunch spot while in the Barossa

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DarrenW
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Lovely looking place. Sadly the paella came to the table warm-not hot-before we'd finished our tapas starters.
Wait staff seemed quite inexperienced, which is OK but they definitely need some training in the basics of hospitality.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location, love the new premises, very spacious
The Cactus garden is lovely
Food and service was excellent
The patisserie is to die for! Excellent cakes and breads

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KellieW
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing, the coffee is great and the staff are always smiling, helpful and happy. Thanks for making the breakfast date with my kiddos wonderful!

El Estanco
Responded on 31 March 2021

Hola Kellie, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're so happy you've enjoyed your time with us and taking the time to share. Until next time, have a lovely long weekend. Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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LeeK
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent! Nice ambience with wide open glass panels.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience4

2nd visit. Loved the food and atmosphere. First time food was outstanding for lunch. Probably didn't make a great choice this time. Didn't love the French toast but that's just a ordinal opinion.

Look forward to coming back and trying something else.

El Estanco
Responded on 24 March 2021

Hola Anne Thank you for sharing! We look forward to having you back for a third visit. Were doing a delicious hot x bun brekky special with maple syrup and bacon. Enjoy the rest of your week and we will see you next time. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Was recommended to go here for breakfast. Didn't realise the menu was corn chip related so asked for a substitute (possibly bread) and was declined. Was not advised there would be specials including some dishes without corn until after we had ordered. Then told it was too late.
Disappointing

El Estanco
Responded on 24 March 2021

Hola I'm sorry about your experience; there's been a terrible misunderstanding. Yes, there's 3 items on the menu using corn, these items are a traditional Colombian style meal where corn is a main ingredient but there's also 3 other items on the menu that are not. We also have a cabinet display of pastries, breads and croissant's. Floor staff will be spoken to, too ensure that they're communicating options, including any specials to every guest we have for breakfast. Thank you, Terri

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KymH
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lucy was super helpful and friendly and professional.
Pizzas were amazing and servicing spot-on

El Estanco
Responded on 24 March 2021

Hola Kym Thank you!! Lucy is such a rockstar. We're so happy you enjoyed your time and can't thank you enough for sharing your thoughts. Until next time. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager

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SamanthaF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit to the 'new' location. Breakfast was delicious. Food and beverages came out in a timely manner. The staff were friendly and courteous.

We will definitely be back.

El Estanco
Responded on 19 March 2021

Hola Samantha, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at El Estanco. Brekky is the most important meal of the day right!?! Thank you again and we look forward to the next visit. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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KymR
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizzas and wine, nice to try beers which I Hadn’t previously herd of, will definitely visit again.

El Estanco
Responded on 16 March 2021

Hola Kym, I really appreciate you taking the time for giving us such a great review. You'll have to make your way back in shortly because we're about to pop another brewery on the list.... Cheers, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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Diners
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly clean good service pizza was flavoursome however all 4 could have done with a bit more product on them for the prices paid

El Estanco
Responded on 16 March 2021

Hola Diners, We really appreciate you coming into El Estanco and taking the time to share your experience. Feedback allows us to grow, moving forward. Enjoy the rest of your week and again, thank you. We hope to see you again. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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ChaddS
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pizza night was fantastic, great food and atmosphere!

El Estanco
Responded on 16 March 2021

Hola Chad, We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at El Estanco. Thank you so much for taking the time to share and we hope to see you back again soon. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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SalinaC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful setting. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxed and luxurious lunch, showcasing fresh produce and Barossa artisans. However, we did find the serving sizes quite small for the prices and the South American influence was not very noticeable. The lunch selections didn't seem to be any different from fare found in any mid-high end 'modern Australian' restaurant.

El Estanco
Responded on 9 March 2021

Hola Salina, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at El Estanco. Can I ask what you ordered while spending some time here? I'd love to work on a more positive experience for you and this information would certainly help me do that. Again, thank you for your time. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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TenishaS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love going here and supporting one amazing group of people and family

El Estanco
Responded on 9 March 2021

Hola Tenisha, Thank you for your lovely review. It is already great to hear others are enjoying what we work so hard towards. See you soon ;) El Estanco Team

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ShelleyL
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Pizza was the best we’ve ever eaten.
Superb coffee and pastries.
Cocktails on point.

El Estanco
Responded on 8 March 2021

Hola Shelley, Thank you for your amazing review! It is so great to hear! Your support means the world to us. Until next time.. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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Zooe
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was an amazing night. Great atmosphere and a beautiful outdoor area. Food was absolutely delicious as was the house special cocktail for the night!

El Estanco
Responded on 9 March 2021

Hola Zooe, We're so happy you enjoyed your night with us! We're going to continue to do a house cocktail special each Friday night. Thank you for your support and asombroso review, it means the world to us. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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Jane
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We generally enjoyed our breakfast at El Estanco. The sourdough toast having a tough crust was fine with the omelette or eggs for example but with the vegan berries it was very disappointing. Coffee and service was great.

El Estanco
Responded on 4 March 2021

Good Morning Jane, We really appreciate you sharing your experience and feelings about El Estanco. As a family owned restaurant, we take each review personally and grow from feedback. With the berries, did you find the meal too dry? Moving forward we could potentially add a more of the berry caramel and fresh berries? I am interested in hearing your thoughts. Gracias. Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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LucyB
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and coffee was some of the best i have ever had (especially the ice late- very creamy and smooth). But food is quite all quite overpriced and serving sizes are small.

El Estanco
Responded on 4 March 2021

Good Morning Lucy, Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience at El Estanco. I'm so glad you enjoyed your coffee, our coffee beans are roasted onsite. With regards to your meal; all of our meats and vegetables are purchased locally and seafood is always South Australian, I am really interested in knowing what you ordered so I can work towards a happier experience for you and future customers. Gracias. Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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BrierA
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service. I’ll be back again to try the pork belly.

El Estanco
Responded on 9 March 2021

Hola Brier, Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to write a review. We're so glad you were happy with the service as we want everyone to feel comfortable while dining with us. Look forward to seeing you again for some pork belly. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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GlenQ
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

Although we arrived on time, it was nearly an hour later before someone was buttonholed to take our food order as they were bringing our drinks to the table. The food was OK but the noise level was far too high for old people with hearing aids. Even though there were not many people present, the design seems to amplify noise from other diners.
All in all, I wouldn't hurry back there.

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CarloC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic location, food was amazing and excellent service!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful spot!! Venue with a really great feel and lovely service. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!!

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great drinks, wonderful attentive service, beautiful pizza. An outstanding venue.

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Rufus
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Choices on the menu were interesting and inviting. I enjoyed the simplicity of my meal; the food was fresh, flavors were 'real', and the presentation was attractive without being contrived. We shared a delicious dessert. Each of us ordered coffee with very different requests. Each came perfectly to order! Much appreciated. The unique touches of special crockery added to the sense of care and pride in what is offered. Wait staff were helpful and engaged pleasantly.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous to see the amazing transformation of this old building. We shared two main courses and both were delicious!

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Chelsea
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are always very greeting. Food is sensational. I have not seen a better cake display! A favourite for us, and so lucky it's local for us.

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service - great, safe play space for the kids outside, with supervision possible from the table as well as outside. Awesome environment! We’ll certainly be back again.

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ShaneG
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful space! Nice menu, Colombian inspired menu. Tasty food!

El Estanco
Responded on 13 April 2021

Good Evening ShaneG, Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out. We are so happy you enjoyed our home and hope to see you again soon. Until then, enjoy your week. Kindly, Terri Restaurant Manager El Estanco

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in for a work luncheon. Beautiful place, amazing food and happy and helpful staff. Loved the whole experience. Highly recommended

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JenniR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food and service was outstanding.

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MonikaP
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very spacious restaurant with a fabulous menu. Kid friendly and a beautiful property to explore

FAQs

El Estanco offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0438 006 552.

El Estanco is rated 4.5 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.